Monday, December 6, 2010

Papaya Corn Soup

December is my favourite month. I love the festivity in the air, the falling temperatures, the snow, the fragrances and flavours of winter, of Christmas. I love the enthusiasm on peoples faces while shopping for Christmas presents for their loved ones. I love seeing children buying Christmas trees with a huge grin on their cute faces. A glass of warm punch or mulled wine at the Christmas Market to warm one up... Oh!!! I love December...and yes, also for another reason: both my husband and I are december babies and we also celebrate our wedding anniversary in December, so that's another reason for me being biassed towards this month :-)

We generally don't need a reason to celebrate but when one has so many reasons to celebrate and to enjoy, there is automatically little control on the taste buds and on the calories. So this year, I am being a little clever and trying to have tasty but healthy food whenever I can - hoping that I would feel a little less guilt when I do indulge (don't know actually, if it makes sense or not but whatever...) 



So here I am with a warm, comforting, aromatic bowl of Soup. It's very healthy as well as filling and delicious. What else could one want?

Ingredients

1 - raw papaya, medium size, peeled and seeds removed
1 cup + 1 1/4 cup - water
1/2 cup - corn, boiled
3/4 tsp - cumin powder
1/2 tsp - rock salt
2-3 - lime leaves
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste 
a pinch of sugar

To garnish

coriander leaves
chilli threads (optional)



Method
  1. Pressure cook the roughly chopped papaya pieces with the lime leaves in 1 cup of water for 3 whistles.
  2. Discard the lime leaves and puree the boiled papaya with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the 1 1/4 cup of water (more or less depending on how thick you like your soup), corn, black salt, cumin powder, salt and sugar and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Garnish with the chilli threads and coriander leaves and serve hot. 


Enjoy!

56 comments:

  1. Surely healthy!!! & well presented too.... :)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  2. Wow this is sure a new interesting soup recipe

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  3. Very new kind of soup,looks and sounds very comforting...lovely snap!

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  4. I never had papaya soup! It sounds delicious!

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  5. Very comforting and healthy soup, never tried this before, great click too..

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  6. In fact this soup look healthy and comfort.

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  7. Thats an interesting soup! Perfect for this cold weather.. Its not snowing here now.. But all the snow that was there hasn melted either.. with very low tempretures..we have icy roads.. I love to stay indoor these days and I would like to grab a bowl of this soup now!

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  8. Wow wat an interesting soup, simply superb..

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  9. Perfect for the weather in chennai right now and luv the chilli threads

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  10. Have never had papaya soup...this looks interesting...just perfect for the cold.

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  11. Wow december is one crazy month for you! Well, happy birthday AND happy anniversary. This sounds like a delicious celebratory soup!

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  12. I love this soup idea!! perfect for the winter. Love the addition of chilly threads!

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  13. lovely idea.i tried it immediately. came out gr8. thanks 4 sharing such a simple n quick soup.

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  14. very perfect for this cold weather.Soup with raw papaya sounds new and love the addition of corn in that

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  15. Sounds yummy!! Perfect for this weather

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  16. Never really worked with green papaya.This soup looks so warm n well presented.

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  17. Soup looks delicious Rachana. I love green papaya.

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  18. Interesting soup..looks delicious.

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  19. Une soupe des meilleures. Elle semble délicieuse.
    A bientôt.

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  20. Sounds like a delicious, comforting soup on a cold day..beautiful pictures!


    US Masala

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  21. Simple, yet lovely Rachana!

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  22. Papaya and corn is a very unique combo! The soup looks delicious and comforting in this cold!!

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  23. Very tempting and wonderful looking...

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  24. such an interesting combo! looks nice and comforting.

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  25. perfect and timely recipe..Looks so delicious

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  26. This soup looks spectacular. It is also very nice to come across something that's a little different. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. Delicious soup Rachana,love the pepper threads.

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  28. This looks healthy and delicious! Love the ingredient combination!

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  29. it was cold and snow stormy here today...the perfect day for soup....so I made some! it was my swamp water soup...all green veggies!

    yum!
    this looks interesting!

    thanks for sharing!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  30. Very interesting soup with green papaya !

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  31. interesting soup Rachana.....looks yummy

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  32. That looks really delicious, and the presentation is very nice. But its too hard to get raw papaya here...my parents love it in curry but haven't been able to find it.

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  33. Raw papaya into soup! Sounds interesting, must try soon.

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  34. It's a very healthy soup! Very nice!

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  35. Very unique soup with the combination of papaya and corn! Terrific flavors!

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  36. very nice idea...and i loved it..it looks very yummy

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  37. I have never tried papaya soup, and I am a great fan of soups. Is it a bit sour?
    I love your decoration with the chili threads! very pretty.

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  38. This looks really filling and healthy too Rachana!
    And congrats on completing 100 posts!! You are really very talented and I am sure you have many more milestones like these to accomplish!!Have a lovely week ahead, Dear:)

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  39. Sounds brillant,perfect for weather...Looks so healthy and delicious!

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  40. have not tried making or taste papaya soup before. This is interesting :D

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  41. Papaya soup is absolutely new to me - looks lovely. I must pass this recipe to my FIL who is a big fan of papaya.

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  42. wooo unique and healthy soup...looks sooo tempting..

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  43. love ur first pic, this is a very rare combination but loving it...so comforting!

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  44. Papaya soup is new for me. Soup looks delicious and beautiful presented too!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  45. This is something new to me. The papaya soup looks divine and heartwarming.

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  46. this is so innovative..bring out all the soups this winter

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  47. I love papaya!!! This sounds very interesting"Papaya Soup" Love the picture!

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  48. the soup looks great and perfect for this weather! love the chilli threads.... did not such a thing existed before this post!

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  49. This sounds healthy, tasty and yum!

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  50. Awesome clicks..looks so perfect and yummy!!

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